Weizmann Institute of Science
Born in Israel,
Naaman earned his BSc in 1973 from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and his
PhD in 1978 from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He worked as a postdoctoral
researcher at Stanford University in California, and a year in the Department
of Chemistry at Harvard University. In 1981, he joined the Weizmann Institute.
Prof. Naaman studied the
electronic properties of organic-inorganic interfaces. His group discovered the
Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) effect and is utilizing this effect for
a new type of electronic which is spin dependent. The CISS effect is related to
phenomena in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.